Night Trap Gets 25th Anniversary Rerelease
Night Trap is getting a rerelease to celebrate its 25th anniversary. Limited Run will have 5,000 PS4 standard editions, 2,000 PC standard editions, 3,000 PS4 collector's editions. The game will also be getting a downloadable version.
"Night Trap" was initially released in 1992 and sold close to 1 million units. It gained a loyal fan following, partly as a result of the 1993 Senate hearings on violence in video games. Former Senator Joseph Lieberman co-chaired the hearings, characterizing the game as ultraviolent, sick and disgusting, and incorrectly claiming the object of the game was to trap and kill women. Digital Pictures executives testified and explained the object of the game was to save women, however were silenced in what many felt was an attempt to misrepresent the game and unfairly brand it as an example of extreme violence in video games. Several retailers pulled "Night Trap" from their shelves and the hearings resulted in the formation of the ESRB video game ratings system in 1994.